Route

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Following the East Coast Greenway to Philadelphia, we'll ride for nearly half the route on trails and paths separated from traffic. After departing Jersey City’s Liberty State Park and passing through Staten Island via on-road routes and the Bayonne and Goethals bridges, NYC-to-PHL Greenway Ride participants ried through scenic parks in New Jersey’s Union and Middlesex counties, as well as unpaved trails such as the D&R Canal Towpath. On-road sections include a mix of suburban, urban and commercial corridors. Cyclists will be supported by escorts in busier sections, police vehicles at major intersections and SAG services.

The D&R Canal Trail’s natural, crushed stone surface is more comfortable with wider tires; road bikes can handle the trail but the going will be a bit slower than on pavement.

The overnight stop will be in Princeton, N.J., with camping and hotel options near the campus of Princeton University and the shops and restaurants along downtown's charming Nassau Street. 

Day two features more riding on the D&R Canal Trail before crossing into Pennsylvania, which features the D&L Trail, on-road segments, and time on Philadelphia's developing Delaware River Trail before finishing in center city Philadelphia.

We'll ride roughly 75 miles the first day and 50 miles the second day. 

Ahead of the ride, you are welcome to explore the 2021 route virtually via Ride with GPS. Both on-road and trail route options are available. The on-road routing simply limits the mileage of natural-surface trails, but does include all paved segments included on the trail route. 

FOR YOUR SAFETY PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:

  • These routes are intended for advance planning purposes only and are not to be utilized for non-supported rides. They include high-traffic intersections where police presence is required and will be utilized during the NYC-to-PHL Greenway Ride. Visit map.greenway.org to plan any non-supported trips.

  • The route is subject to change. During the NYC-to-PHL Greenway Ride, follow the ample on-road signage, which will guide you - NOT these digital routes. You will receive a printed cue sheet at event check-in.

  • The Philadelphia Center City loop included at the end of day two is a bonus route added to the end of the 2021 ride from Penn Treaty Park. This loop is an optional way to see more of Philadelphia for those who finish early or have time afterwards and wish to explore more of the city's iconic Schuylkill Banks.

Click here to view the routes.

Click "Go to route" for each of the four route options to view detailed maps, including the 2021 oasis stops and other key locations.

I have more questions. Who can I talk to? Global Impact Productions staff members are available to answer your New York City-to-Philadelphia Greenway Ride questions via email at nyctophilly@greenway.org and via phone at (212) 989-1111 x 102.

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